Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced tighter conditions on the lockdown and curfew in place during Holy Week that starts today.
The measures include ordering the closure of most businesses on the island on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday. Only drugstores will be open for prescription pick-up and gas stations may remain open to sell fuel only.
Supermarkets, banks and other exceptions that will be open through Thursday will be closed over the weekend.
All beaches will also continue closed.
State Epidemiologist David Capó confirmed that as of Sunday, there were 492 COVID-19 cases in Puerto Rico. He predicted there will be 936 cases in a week and 1,300 a week after that. By May 4, the number should hover at about 1,748, he said.
“The worst is yet to come,” Health Secretary Lorenzo González said.